Solid Waste

Testimony: Organics Recycling and Waste Diversion

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

There is something beautiful about compost. It’s a simple concept, it’s tried and true. It offers a path to eliminate waste, and the troubles that come with mishandling organic waste - especially dirty air and water from incinerators and landfills.

Testimony: Plastics and Packaging Reduction Act

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Here are the top 10 reasons that we support this ban on plastic bags. In no particular order:

Testimony: Plastics and Packaging Reduction Act

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Here are the top 10 reasons that we support this ban on plastic bags. In no particular order:

Right to Repair surges forward on multiple fronts to start 2020

By | Nathan Proctor
Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

It’s common-sense: If something you own breaks, you should be able to fix it. But manufacturers don’t see it that way. Instead, they use a set of tactics to block independent repair because they want consumers to have to come to them to do repairs. Right to Repair made considerable progress in 2019, and just a little over a month into 2020, we’re seeing continued momentum. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Solid Waste

New study outlines issues, case studies and remedies for U.S. recycling across the country

Recycling challenges vary across the country, but, overall, states are failing to both reduce unnecessary waste and adjust to a changing recycling landscape, according to a new study from U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Environment America Research & Policy Center.

Congress is taking a look at the ways that Apple makes it harder to fix our iPhones, iPads and other products as a part of a larger antitrust investigation.

They cling to Baltimore's trees, litter the city's streets and end up polluting the Chesapeake Bay. And they may soon be a thing of the past.

The number of statewide plastic bag bans in the U.S. tripled in June, with Maine, Vermont, Connecticut and Oregon adding themselves to the list.

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